Mrs Sparkle pointed out to me, as we were clearing out my office, that I ‘may’ have hoarding tendencies. She was being polite because I absolutely ‘do’ have hoarding tendencies. I realised after she said this that I hoard to give me security and holding onto stuff makes me feel safe. However, it’s a false security and really I am just burdening myself with possession that have passed their sell by date and it’s time to get rid. If you haven’t touched it for years it’s a sign that it’s time for ‘out with the old and in with the new.’ So I have been dedicated to clearing out the clutter and the CDs that I haven’t even looked at in over 2 years were definitely on the list to go!
A few months back I wrote a post called It’s A Jumble Out There for Music Magpie talking about how I was planning to recycle my CDs, DVDs and Video Games through this great site. Within minutes of the post going live on Facebook I received a message from a friend enquiring about my CDs for sale. It turns out that CDs are his guilty pleasure. He loves the disc, the covers, the packaging. CDs to him are like the vinyl LPs of old. There is something wonderful about a tactile relationship with music, DVDs and games that downloading from a device cannot give you. My friend a few hours later arrived at my house to pour over my CD collection and chose his bounty. To him my old CDs, for which we don’t even have a CD player, were a rich treasure that was going to bring him many hours of future happiness.